Some London restaurants have taken lockdown as an opportunity to refine or rework their offering. And that's exactly what's happened with the Barrafina on Drury Lane. In an announcement made yesterday, they revealed that the restaurant will reopen next month as Barrafina Mariscos. As the name suggests, it'll now serve up an almost exclusively seafood menu - with a focus on fish from British and Spanish waters.
We've been wondering just
They've already been open as an alfresco restaurant for the past few weeks - but now Sabor is getting ready to throw open the doors to the actual restaurant.
The much-loved (and Michelin-starred) Spanish restaurant by Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose Etura will be opening both floors, but the top floor El Asador is seeing the most changes. Before, that was all about communal dining which, for the near future at least, is not on the cards. So that's
Hankering after a taste of your hols or simply fancy hoovering up some jamon with a lovely glass of Albarino? We pick out London's best tapas restaurants for you to try.
Nieves Barragan and Jose Etura have pulled together an at-home version of their Michelin-starred restaurant. We see if we can live up to that star at home...
8/7/20 - updated with the opening date
The lockdown obviously paused many plans to open new restaurants in London and we're still to really see the impact on those places that are currently planning to open in the summer. But some restaurants have managed to open over the past
Some London restaurants will clearly need more time to prepare for reopening, particularly when so much of their offering includes counter dining which falls way short of even the new 1m plus rule.
But while they work out their plans some, like Mayfair's Sabor, have ploughed ahead with offerings to bring their restaurants to your home instead.
We've been having serious pangs for the dishes from Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose
Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta's London outpost has moved into delivery during the London lockdown, but they have three different levels on offer. We put a few of them to the test.
It's a good week for Spanish food lovers in London. Two of the city's best Spanish restaurants are reopening for delivery. So if you can't get to Galicia or Extremadura, then at least you can enjoy the gorgeous food from that region in your home.
First up is José Pizarro who has opened a delivery and collection service from his restaurant Pizarro in Bermondsey. On offer, you'll find a range of classic tapas, including Galician
The Camino restaurant group, which already has several Spanish tapas bars and restaurants across London, is opening a pop-up called Bar El Rincón in Vanishers Yard in Kings Cross.
A month ago we reported the imminent opening of a new food hall at Borough, The Borough Market Kitchen. Now we've got more intel on one of the new traders that'll be setting up shop there.
Batera will be a pintxos bar from Jon and Nicole Warren, the team behind Borough's cookery school Mimo. Inspired by all the fabulous snacks you'll
He already has a Michelin star in Bristol and now Peter Sanchez-Iglesias has arrived in London, with the flagship restaurant Decimo at the top of The Standard hotel in King's Cross. We went down to check it out.
Updated 25/9/19 with finalists' details
If the impending arrival of Autumn (if it isn't here already) has you depressed, then we have some good news to counter that. September may mean the end of the hols and back to work, but it also means that the Salt Yard Group Croqueta Challenge is just around the corner.
Omar Allibhoy is back in East London with the latest Tapas Revolution. This time around, there will be a lot of paella on the menu - and "Press for Cava" buttons.
22/7/19 - updated with soft launch details.
Originally opened back in 2011, The Opera Tavern was an instant hit. Back in the day when Covent Garden wasn't exactly blessed with decent places to eat, an actually-good restaurant was welcomed with open arms. Now, it's about to get a whole new look. Run by Salt Yard (who itself was recently bought by Urban Pubs and Bars) the revamp kicks off outside, with the
This is a joint venture between The Tapas Room and London Beer Lab, offering ‘pub-style’ tapas, beers, and more.
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